Medieval London

Urinal

Dublin Core

Title

Urinal

Subject

Tools

Description

This urinal measures about 225 mm in height and 130 mm in diameter. Although a clear urinal was optimal, this urinal has a greenish tint because of the way in which the glass was manufactured. There were several types of glass available in the late Middle Ages for the manufacturing of urinals, although this urinal is most likely made out of “forest glass,” easily identified by its greenish tint. Forest glass was mainly manufactured in Northwest and Central Europe and consists of sand and wood ash. The raw materials being used were often high in iron and manganese, which subsequently gave the glass its distinctive bluish-green tint.

Date

Late Medieval (1300-1500)

Contributor

Andrew Kane

Type

Still image

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Urinal

Physical Dimensions

225mm H, 130mm D

Files

Collection

Citation

“Urinal,” Medieval London, accessed April 22, 2019, http://medievallondon.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/41.
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